The first day of VMworld 2014 began bright and early with the General Session. This is the annual kick-off session were VMware announces new technology, new product versions and key acquisitions.
The General Session started in true VMware fashion with a spectacle of concrete dropping from the stage to reveal this year’s “NO LIMITS” theme.
VMware then made the announcement about Integrated OpenStack. This is a service that allows companies the ability to construct a ‘platform agnostic’ software-defined datacenter which enables their customers to “repatriate workloads” from “unmanageable and insecure public clouds.”
Pretty cool stuff!
Day 1 also saw VMware release a range of new hybrid cloud service capabilities and several third-party mobile application services. These include vCloud Air services for on-demand access to vCloud Air and also VMware vCloud Air Object Storage, which is aimed at providing users with scalable storage options for unstructured data at a price per volume package.
Another VMware announcement was a collaboration with Docker, Google and Pivotal. This new partnership will deliver enterprises the ability to run and manage container-based applications on VMware platforms.
Other announcements included a partnership with Dell on NSX and converged infrastructure products and also a partnership with HP on Helion OpenStack to support enterprise-class VMware virtualization technologies.
After the general session ended, the Solutions Exchange opened and attendees were able to browse all the new technologies in the Exhibit Hall.
If you’re attending VMworld 2014, please drop by the KEMP Technologies booth (#2446). We will be happy to talk to you about our premier range of load balancing options and our new VMware platform offerings! We also have some pretty cool swag, including a chance to win a GoPro camera!
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